Flora of the Southeastern United States
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Cheiroglossa C. Presl. Hand-fern.

A genus of 2 species, epiphytic perennial herbs, irregularly pantropical.

ID notes: Cheiroglossa is distinctive in its epiphytic habit and palmate leaf blade.

Ref: Wagner & Wagner (1993) In Flora of North America Editorial Committee (1993b); Wagner In Kramer & Green (1990). Show full citations.

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